This Sunday, Colombians will vote on the peace agreement signed by the government and the FARC guerrillas, ending 50 years of war. At the annual music industry festival known as Bogota Music Market, young musicians there were eager to talk about the prospect of peace.
La Cuneta Son Machín is a band from Nicaragua composed of young musicians whose older family members were musical superstars during the Sandinista regime. They didn't want to sound old, but they wanted to use the same record producer, which has resulted in a Grammy nomination.
We have a story of a Flamenco musician in Los Angeles. But he's not Spanish ... he's Armenian. Vahagni's family left Armenia in September 1991, just a few weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Radio producer Betto Arcos isn't used to being on the other side of the microphone. But when a Mexican filmmaker chose Arcos to be a subject in a documentary on successful Mexicans in the United States, how could he refuse?
Camelia La Texana is a tragic, mythical figure made famous by a smash hit song from the 1970s. But many Mexicans, aided by the media, still believe that Camelia and her story are real. Gabriela Ortiz tried to find out why — by writing an opera.
Betto Arcos is from Xalapa, the capital of the Mexican state of Veracruz. It's a place where drug-related violence has taken hold. Arcos has the story of a music group from his hometown that's been transformed by the fear on the streets.
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